What to Do in Boise

This list was compiled from Boise Weekly's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants

208 Pho and Vegan (Thai & Vietnamese)
812 W. Fort St. Boise ID
208-810-3358
Amaru Confections (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Stores)
217 S. Roosevelt St. Boise ID
208-991-2253
Berryhill/ BACON (Fine Dining)
121 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-387-3553
blueboise says: Forget the bad reviews here. We all have different sides to our temperament and chefs are known to be passionate, expressive people. The food is incredible, the staff attentive, kind, and knowledgeable, and the ambiance elegant, yet comfortable. I adore More...
Boise Fry Company-Nampa (Burgers & Drive-Ins)
224 12th Ave. S. Nampa ID
208-965-8696
Brixx Craft House (American)
7700 W. State St., Ste. 110 Boise ID
208-608-5474
1030 Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-345-0990
Cottonwood Grille (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
913 W. River St. Boise ID
208-333-9800
healthyroger says: Very nice atmosphere with outstanding food and service---good for any occassion and offers a very comfortable, beautiful lunch or dinner setting More...
Fanci Freez (Burgers & Drive-Ins)
1402 W. State St. Boise ID
208-429-1400
London says: Kendri Leengkeek is not to blame. I blame Boise Weekly for allowing someone who is either under the influence or has mental issues a place for their "rants". Boise Weekly should be ashamed. More...
3015 W. McMillan Road Meridian ID
208-887-7710
JJteam says: My wife lived in Italy and she commented about the food to be a close to authentic Italian as you can get in the area. Excellent pizza and service. The new location is more convenient as well! More...
108 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-345-4100
eugeboy says: Goldy's is, by far, the best place to have breakfast in Boise. You can get Bacon and Eggs anywhere, but you cannot get Eggs Benedict and Black Forrest Ham like they make a Goldy's anywhere to compare to how they More...
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Coldest Beer in Boise)
7849 W. Spectrum St. Boise ID
208-658-7173
Russ Ham says: Took my mother to dinner for her birthday. The eagle road location always has incredible food and atmosphere. We were seated as soon as we walked in. (5 adults in our party) and have never had to wait more than More...
1677 Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-343-1011
7100 W. Fairview Ave. Boise ID
208-375-4100
Limey says: Great salad bar and pizza. Go in for the lunch special buffets. All you can eat and drink bargain. More...
Jakers Bar and Grill (Steak & Seafood, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3268 E. Pine Ave. Meridian ID
208-288-0898
Woodman1 says: Best happy hour in the Treasure Valley! Great food, great drinks, attentive staff. Check it out! More...
Little Kitchen Pastries (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
433 N. Main St. Meridian ID
208-855-2077
6630 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-1801
Moss Coffee and Tea (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
208 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-995-7454
13601 W. McMillan Road, Ste. 104 Boise ID
208-941-1593
Parrilla Grill (South of the Border)
1512 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-323-4688
mjs_28s says: Wow. Not sure where all the negative reviews come from. Could be a particular staff member, but I always have a good experience. My visits are during the week early in the day and Saturday mornings early. Best thing you More...
Pie Hole (Pizza)
205 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-344-7783
idaho22 says: Great Pesto cheese pizza, just the right blend of flavors. Yummy More...
Ruth's Chris Steak House (Steak & Seafood)
800 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-426-8000
2007 N. Cassia St. Nampa ID
208-461-7333
415 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Boise ID
208-429-0011
2310 E. Overland Road Meridian ID
208-288-1848
sun311usa says: Hands down my fave cafe in town. Ive tried alot of the dishes and Ive never had anything bad here. Really friendly staff. I only go to Park center location, you can have coffee while your waiting to get inside. More...
824 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-377-3064
David Surbeck says: R u kidding! This place has the cleanest, freshest, healthiest, yumo grub around. Brown rice, lean chicken, steak, pork. Game on awesome Japanese food. Belly up. More...

Nightlife Venues

44 Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
4340 W. State St. Boise ID
208-344-0693
ParkerSmith says: Nice information, There is obviously a lot. Your points are very valuable and knowledgeable. Thanks for sharing this great blog with us. More...
Albertsons Broadway on the Rocks (Bars and Clubs, Music Venues)
1219 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-336-5278
Bodovino (Bars and Clubs)
404 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-8466
Boise Brewing (Bars and Clubs)
521 W. Broad St. Boise ID
208-342-7655
Thomas Williams says: Great beer, great people, great location, and the community-owned aspect tops it off! More...
Chandlers Steakhouse (Fine Dining, Steak & Seafood, Music Venues)
981 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-383-4300
Beekeeper says: I love corn fed beef and disdain idiots who don't know any better. Great atmosphere and wine selection. Have done Thanksgiving dinner there for years and always had a great experience. More...
China Blue (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
100 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-9515
Paul Valentine says: Awesome Experience I had the best time great service, fair prices, Really fantastic staff, I'm Very impressed with the music and their DJ Zuz One of the Best DJ,s In Idaho, I would recommend to all of my friends and More...
Cloud 9 Brewery (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
1750 W. State St. Boise ID
208-336-0681
gypsycat1353 says: awesome food artfully prepared & nanobrewery offerings are terrific & unique, the root beer brewed on site is to die for! More...
Double Tap Pub (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
409 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-364-7800
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Coldest Beer in Boise)
7849 W. Spectrum St. Boise ID
208-658-7173
Russ Ham says: Took my mother to dinner for her birthday. The eagle road location always has incredible food and atmosphere. We were seated as soon as we walked in. (5 adults in our party) and have never had to wait more than More...
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 N. Harrison Hollow Lane Boise ID
208-343-6820
Calamity Cathy says: Definitely my favorite brew pub/restaurant in the valley. Amazing micro brews (favorites being: Doolies, Hippie Shake and Full Moon Stout), great food and fantastic, cozy atmosphere. You are missing out if you haven't been here! More...
Humpin' Hannah's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
621 Main St. Boise ID
208-345-7557
Jakers Bar and Grill (Steak & Seafood, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3268 E. Pine Ave. Meridian ID
208-288-0898
Woodman1 says: Best happy hour in the Treasure Valley! Great food, great drinks, attentive staff. Check it out! More...
Jumpin' Janet's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
572 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-7620
Liquid Lounge (Bars and Clubs)
405 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-941-2459
grengoat says: Liquid is great. They moved the stage, it's in a much better location now, saw some badass bands last night, NUDE OIL, DEMONI, and, THREE BAD JACKS. They all rocked. Wish Liquid would have more punk/metal bands on weekends...Good times More...
Lucky 13 Pizza/The Garage (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3662 S. Eckert Road Boise ID
208-344-6967
DeucesWild says: Great building and interior, you'll love the roll up, garage doors on warm spring days. Pizza's a fine pie, sandwiches need some help. Staff, while spartan are always working hard to satisfy. Nice place to bring kids for a pizza. More...
Lucky Dog Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2223 Fairview Ave. Boise ID
208-333-0074
Meriwether Cider House (Bars and Clubs)
224 N. Ninth St Boise ID
Neurolux (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
111 N. 11th St. Boise ID
208-343-0886
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
Piper Pub and Grill (Pubs & Breweries, Music Venues, Coldest Beer in Boise)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-343-2444
k1000 says: Food was great! I had the Mahi Tacos and my girlfriend had the southwest salad. My tacos were delicious with the creamy avocado sauce. Service was decent too, considering it was a busy Saturday night. Will be back for seconds More...
Prost! Boise (Bars and Clubs, European)
274 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-9395
Suds Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1024 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-345-9656
The Amsterdam Lounge (Bars and Clubs)
609 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-3459515
The HandleBar Boise (Bars and Clubs)
1519 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-344-0068
The Ram (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
709 E. Park Blvd. Boise ID
208-345-2929
Whiskey Bar (Bars and Clubs)
509 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-2505

Public Places

Big Al's (Cultural Attractions, American)
1900 N. Eagle Road Meridian Idaho
208-780-6118
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
Wild Plum Events and Eats (Event Centers)
1621 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-994-7437

Shops

Amaru Confections (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Stores)
217 S. Roosevelt St. Boise ID
208-991-2253
Big City Coffee (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1416 W Grove St. Boise ID
208-345-3145
Boise Co-op North End (Delis, Stores)
888 W. Fort St. Boise ID
208-472-4500
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
Boise Co-op The Village (Stores, Delis)
2350 N. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-809-2200
Cucina di Paolo (Delis, Stores)
1504 Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-345-7150
Beekeeper says: A Very Great and Unique place love every meal I have had there and My wife and I have had several. More...
Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen (European, Stores)
1340 S. Vista Ave Boise ID
208-426-0773
Flying M Coffeegarage (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses, Music Venues)
1314 Second St. S. Nampa ID
208-467-5533
Flying M Coffeehouse (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
500 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-345-4320
Papa Foodie says: I gotta say that this place is pretty cool. Very eclectic place full of unusual stuff for sale. Hell, I get a kick out of reading the magnets and cards while waiting in line. And did I mention the home More...
Flying M Coffeeshop (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
724 Arthur St. Caldwell ID
208-718-2720
Hyde Perk Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1507 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-345-2046
Porterhouse (Stores, Delis)
600 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1441
Rembrandt's Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
93 S. Eagle Road Eagle ID
208-938-1564
The Basque Market (Basque, Stores)
608 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-433-1208
ajax says: One tasty way to experience a 'taste' of the Basque cuisine is to take in a night of tapas, or to be more pedantic, 'pintxos' at 'The Basque Market.' Not only is it the food, but the wine tasting, as More...
The Sturiale Place (Italian, Markets)
1501 W. Jefferson St. Boise ID
208-908-7041

Services

Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs, Fine Dining)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012

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